Economic Impact of Prior Learning Assessment in BC
with Dr. Kevin Wainwright and Justine Arsenault
Date & Time: April 28, 2021, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. PST.
Registration deadline: April 27, 2021
Please join us for a series of webinars on Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) to learn more about ways to harness PLAR for Career Advancement, as well as its economic impacts in British Columbia!
This presentation will share the economic impact of prior learning assessment in British Columbia. The presenters will address the current state of prior learning assessment in BC’s public post-secondary institutes and the return on investment. The BCIT presenters conducted the economic impact study on behalf of BC’s Prior Learning Action Network (BCPLAN).
About the presenters:
Kevin Wainwright is the Associate Dean in BCIT’s School of Business + Media and Director of the BCIT SITE Centre, which undertakes prior learning related research and assessment activities. He developed BCIT’s Advanced Placement and Prior Learning (APPL) Program, which assists adult learners by providing learning recognition and fast-track credential options.
Justine Arsenault is a Program Planning Analyst with BCIT’s SITE Centre and responsible for assessing the knowledge, skills and experiences of adult learners and advising them on educational pathways based on the APPL method. She also manages the BCIT Legion Program, providing prior learning assessments as well as career development and transition support to Canadian Armed Forces members.